The popularity of this initiative has led to the expansion of the project and designers have been quick to take up the opportunity to display their work. To allow more people to participate, the Project Room recently took over their entire premises and became the 1, 2, 3, 4 Project.

One of the outstanding projects in the series was by MaxJenny Superstudio (MaxJenny Forslund) who wanted to make everyday life easier by means of fewer but better planned and more focused products.

One of her exhibited works was a see-through wardrobe, or a wardrobe made of acrylic, because “what we don’t see we don’t use”.

The beautiful design of the wardrobe makes it almost curtain-like providing the perfect room divider. The use of transparency adds to its subtle style.

Forslund says her role as a designer was to bring chaos into order. “Our way of life contains a multitude of activities and as a consequence the personal wardrobe grows.”

‘Look better naked’ is a space for clothes and shoes, and plays a central role as an exposing element rather than the traditional hiding solution. It has a multitude of functions – as a storage place, a space divider or creating a space within the space.

“Its form speaks for itself and its features are signals of neutrality and tension, while the contrast between the stringent outside and the rich inside describes the dynamic in the object,”  explains Forslund.

"A glimpse of the contents creates a distraction for the curious. ‘Look better naked’ is a space for the exhibitionist to show off a flair and fashion.

“Clothes are not only for protecting the body. Creating a total overview you can actually see everything you have. 

“One should make life as easy and accessible as possible. Every piece has its own space. After a hectic day at work it’s nice and relaxing to get home. Disturbing things like clothes all spread around can make anyone loosen their grip.

“I believe in surfaces that are reserved for a specific function, that are clean but rich of contents. I believe in spaces where you can breathe.”

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